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    Default Super Flower Platinum King 650W Review @ KitGuru

    We have reviewed many high end, wallet sapping Super Flower power supplies in recent years, but today we look at a lower cost model – the Platinum King 650W. With 80 Plus Platinum efficiency and a 120mm low noise fan the price point is set at £87.95 inc VAT from Overclockers UK. By today’s Brexit hit rates, it is competitively priced.

    According to Case King, the Super Flower Platinum King has been designed and released to offer ‘an impressive mix of efficiency, reliability and price/performance.’ This is backed up with a 5 year warranty.

    There is quite the history with this range of power supplies. The original Golden Green series was launched some time ago and it delivered 80 Plus Gold power at a great price point. Later Super Flower launched the Golden King series, based on the same core design, tweaked to achieve 80 Plus Platinum efficiency levels. It didn’t make a lot of sense to me at the time why they called it ‘Golden King’ when it was actually Platinum certified.

    In late 2013 they launched the Leadex Gold to replace the Golden Green series, while offering very high levels of power delivery and quality control.

    The Platinum King is the latest unit in their series with hardwired cables, 80 Plus Platinum efficiency levels and likely a tweaked design brought into 2016. There are three supplies in the range, a 450W, 550W and 650W model – the latter of which we are reviewing today.
    http://www.kitguru.net/components/po...0w-psu-review/

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    Main difference to the Golden Green HX is the transformer which is similar to Leadex Titanium. Performance is similar as well, except efficiency is higher.

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    Black transformer for higher efficiency.

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    Wasn't it green tape for better performance?

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    Japanese Capacitors inside.
    Well, yeah, two if I'm not mistaken. One for the primary.
    One for the +5VSB thingy, but just the one right next to the transformer. Not the other one...

    85C, not 105C rated capacitors.
    Only the primary one, the secondary CapXon GF are 105°C, as are all reputable low ESR capacitors...

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    Can we expect similar performance for the 550W unit? I'm looking to buy one

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    Yes, but don't forget that its just a mainstream 80PLUS Platinum PSU, it isn't a high quality one with great performance. So if it isn't cheaper then a high quality 80PLUS Gold PSU it isn't a good option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -The_Mask- View Post
    Yes, but don't forget that its just a mainstream 80PLUS Platinum PSU, it isn't a high quality one with great performance. So if it isn't cheaper then a high quality 80PLUS Gold PSU it isn't a good option.
    Except the high quality gold psu, such as corsair rmx 550w cost almost twice of that psu ($124.81 vs $63.90).

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    Well, in local markets pricing can be heavily different. For such lower price it's definately a good choice.

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    Well, in the end i picked the super flower one for a little less than 60 bucks. It's heavier than i thought, hopefully that's the proof of quality.

    Also, why don't super flower have this model in their website?

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